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What Could the Markets Do This Year?

By April 9, 2020 No Comments

According to BTN research, this year in 2020 is the fourth year of Donald Trump’s first four-year presidential term.

The S&P 500 has been positive during 19 of the last 23 presidential fourth year terms, dating back to 1928, including 17 of the last 19 presidents in their fourth year.

The average performance for the S&P 500 during the last 23 presidential fourth year terms has been 9.9%.

Also, the S&P 500 has been positive 40 of the last 50 years from 1970 to 2019, gaining an average of 10.6% per year.

The stock index has produced an average annual gain of 18.1% during the 40 up years while losing an average of 14.8% during the 10 down years.

Now obviously, it’s hard to predict what the market will do this year or next year, and I would suggest to you that t’s more important to look at the amount of time you are invested in the market versus simply trying to time the market.


The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.  All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results.  All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. 

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is a capitalization weighted index of 500 stocks designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries.